The planning application for Overton Solar Farm was approved by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s planning committee on 17th December 2014. The solar farm was co-developed with Big60Million and was built and will be maintained by BELECTRIC UK.
Status: Under construction
Development Partners: BELECTRIC UK / Big60Million
Plant rating: 3.449 MWp-DC
Annual electricity generation: 3,387 MWh of electricity per annum1 – enough renewable electricity to meet the needs of approximately 1,026 homes each year.
Carbon dioxide abatement: The solar farm will take around 10 months to ‘pay back’ the energy associated with the manufacturing, transport and construction of its various components. For the remaining 24 years and 2 months it will avoid approximately 1,456 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent being emitted per annum.
Area of perimeter fencing: 5.8 hectares
Solar panels: First Solar FS Series 3 Black PV Module (Nominal Power +/-5% = 100W)
Local Planning Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council